My father is getting into FW tanks and I have offered to help him. I'm an accomplished SW reefer myself so I know the smartest thing to do is to come to a forum and get advice. While I know my stuff when it comes to reefs, not everything translates to FW planted so I have some questions for you all if you don't mind
Standard 75g tank
Eheim Ultra g160
hydor 300w inline heater
local tap is low KH and measures 6.8 PH
Our intent is to create a discus tank over time with a low to medium plant assortment.
The plan is to get the tank up and running and stabilized, add tetras and some corys and keep it there. In order to do that, we need to figure out where to buy good driftwood and what to use as a substrate. I've read sand, and flourite and knowing that we are going to have plants eventually, is it best to add the flourite now?
There was also the thought of adding sand and keeping the plants in flourite pots - thoughts?
Depending on the plants we have, we are going to hold off on the permanent light just yet.....currently using a standard flourescent.
Also interested to know if you have a good place to buy slate to make a nice scape.
The tank is dry now so we are getting everything prepared now and will cycle with Dr. Tim's O&O.